Grounds for Divorce in Ohio


Grounds for Divorce in Ohio

A husband or wife may file a complaint for divorce and later prove one or more of the following legal grounds for divorce:

  1. Either spouse has a husband or wife living at the time of the marriage from which the divorce is sought
  2. Willful absence of a spouse from the plaintiff’s home for one year
  3. Adultery
  4. Gross neglect of duty
  5. Extreme cruelty
  6. Fraudulent contract
  7. Habitual drunkenness
  8. Imprisonment of the other spouse in a state or federal correctional institution at the time of filing the complaint
  9. Procurement of a divorce outside the state, by a husband or wife, by virtue of which the party who procured it is released from the obligations of the marriage, while these obligations remain binding upon the other party
  10. The parties have for one year, without interruption, lived separate and apart without cohabitation
  11. Incompatibility
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